Department of Biological Sciences - Lehigh University

Volume 10, 2014 - Biological Sciences Newsletter - Spring 2014

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Greetings from the department.....

Murray Itzkowitz, Ph.D.
Murray Itzkowitz, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair

This past year certainly will have a long lasting impact on the future of this Department. First, we continued to hire new faculty because of our burgeoning undergraduate program. As our undergraduate program continues to expand, more faculty are required to give these students more opportunities for individualized research opportunities, along with more and smaller advanced classes. Greg Lang, just joined us in September. He is an evolutionary microbiologist. Next September we will be joined by both Michael Layden, a molecular/cellular developmental biologist and Krystle Maclaughlin. Krystle is a molecular biologist who will continue the evolution of our teaching program by bringing more inquiry-based education further down into our large introductory courses. Finally, perhaps in recognizing that so many of our students are interested in health-related fields and much of the research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, we are being asked to fill the University’s Endowed Faculty Chair in Health Sciences. It’s been a busy year.

If you haven’t returned to the Department recently, I suggest a good time is when our undergraduates present “posters” of their research. This year it will be April 10. You might find that things have changed, lots of new faces, but the basics have not. The department remains friendly and extremely committed to undergraduate and graduate education. As I get older the undergraduates seem to be getting younger but they are still highly intelligent, creative, and ambitious. Also, they are often very good listeners and would be delighted to hear how your life was shaped by your Lehigh years. I believe you can make an important contribution to our program and so I hope you will visit.

Murray Itzkowitz, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair

 

 
     
   
       

Murray Itzkowitz, Chair | Michael Behe | R. Michael Burger | Lynne Cassimeris | David Cundall
Matthis Falk | Julie Haas | M. Kathryn Iovine | Michael Kuchka | Gregory Lang | Linda Lowe-Krentz | Julie Miwa
John Nyby | Amber Rice | Jeffrey Sands | Jill Schneider | Neal Simon | Robert Skibbens | Jennifer Swann | Vassie Ware